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Why this Masochicsm?


The Shorter Oxford Dictionary describes masochism as ‘a form of sexual perversion in which one finds pleasure in abuse and cruelty from his or her associates’’. Since the term is named after a novelist, I thought I could take liberties with it!

I believe this term could be well used to describe our present political arena wherein we derive a perverted pleasure in abuse and cruelty from our associates-US UK etc. Of course, while in the sexual field masochistic pleasure is an end itself in the political field it is a means to an end, to achieve an ulterior motive.

How else can one decipher, understand the phraseology used by Mangala Samaraweera-"takes note with deep appreciation ‘, when he co-sponsored the 30/10 2015 which was the cruelest abuse committed on us.


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